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Pornography can be a deeply destructive substance, and the sooner it takes root the more damage it causes. In today’s world, it’s not easy to keep children safe from the effects of pornography, but you can take certain steps to protect your loved ones.

  1. Speak with your children about what pornography is and why it’s dangerous. The more they understand about why pornography is harmful, the less likely they are to seek it out or remain in a situation of exposure.
  2. Ask them to share with you ideas about how they can avoid pornography. Children are highly intuitive and can prepare themselves to face situations that adults may not think of.
  3. Do not allow children to be alone with technology, such as the family computer, television, or a laptop, until they have reached an age of accountability.
  4. Place parental controls on all technology devices to prevent pornography sites from appearing as ads or potential internet searches.
  5. If a child asks about pornography or stumbles across it, don’t react with outrage and disgust. This could make the child feel like they’ve done something wrong and compel them to keep their viewing a secret. Instead, talk to them about what they saw and how they felt, and move into a discussion on the dangers of pornography.

For more advice on protecting children from pornography or to learn how you yourself can overcome pornography addiction, contact Desert Solace at 435-817-1351 today.